Say it isn’t so…..


Autumn is closing in.

And it’s my favorite time of the year.




The air is crisp, the trees are full of apples….




And if you’re lucky enough to live in Maine like I do?





Mother Nature puts on a glorious show of turning leaves.




(Yes, those are my photos. And yes, those are my apple trees.)

But this year?

There’s something I’m not looking forward to.

The annual Pumpkin Spice’d   every damn thing but condoms  invasion will be rolling out shortly, and while that’s annoying enough….

This year?

There’s a new kid on the pumpkin spiced block.




It’s true… as well as disgusting.




Pumpkin Spiced Spam.


Forget changing leaves and brisk breezes — pumpkin spice is the official harbinger of fall. And, for better or worse, Spam is entering the flavor fray.

Starting September 23, lovers of all things autumn can purchase limited-edition Spam Pumpkin Spice on Walmart and Spam’s online stores, a spokesperson for Hormel Foods told CNN.
There’s no pumpkin in this pork: It’s mixed with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg, according to the spokesperson.
What could a sweet mystery meat possibly pair well with? Spam recommends topping waffles with it, adding it to a fall vegetable hash or baking it into a cornbread muffin.
Honestly, waking up to a warm stack of Spam-and-waffles on a chilly fall morning sounds kinda nice.
Could this sweet SPAM be the tipping point for pumpkin spice fatigue? It’s not likely–people go crazy for the flavor, and it’s rooted in neurology: Sugar and pumpkin spice are an addictive combination that the brain learns to crave.
And with seasonal marketing from pumpkin spice pushers like Starbucks, brains and bodies begin to associate autumn and comfort with the flavor.
So if you’re into pumpkin spiced Spam, don’t be ashamed.
You’re just wired that way.



While there’s no amount of money that could convince me try it and report back….

If one of you would, I’d appreciate a first hand account of how truly awful it is.

33 thoughts on “Say it isn’t so…..”

    1. Oh yes… I bake day and night. Apple pie, apple bread, apple crumble, caramel apple upside down cake, apple and cheese lasagna, apple stuffing, apple bars, apple molasses cookies….
      I estimate a 21 lb weight gain this fall.

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  1. … the amazing thing to me is not that someone actually thought up the concoction, but rather that a whole room of marketing mavens at Hormel thought it would be a great idea.
    I think it is time for the Board of Directors to bring in new management.

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      1. Har! Well, it is impossible to explain, but since I was raised on it, I actually do get cravings for it occasionally. But I don’t eat pork these days, and Snookums wont allow it in the house. And a whole can is a bit much to consume in the car. It is an unrequited craving for me …

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      2. My MIL was the queen of Spam. Of course she had 9 kids to feed so that may explain it…. Spam in spaghetti, Spam in pasta salad, Spam burgers, fried Spam and eggs. The list was endless. But Spam loaf? There’s no excuse for that. Blech!!


  2. The pumpkin stuff is already coming out in force. All I want is a slice of pumpkin pie, and I can wait until Thanksgiving for that. I do love autumn, but keep the pumpkin spice in the cabinet folks.

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